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Microcrystalline Cellulose Powder is a partially depolymerized compound which is synthesized from alpha-cellulose precursor. It finds its application in chromatography, as an opacifier, bulking & anti-caking agent, and as stabilizer for foam & emulsion. This powder is a form of refined wood pulp and is also used for counting viruses in plaque assays. With E number E460, Microcrystalline Cellulose Powder it is recommended to be used as an additive in food industry, and pharmaceutical sector. It is known to have strong binding affinity for various drugs and is often utilized in medicine formulations with lactose.
Great thermal stability
Leaves crystalline microfibrils after hydrolyzing amorphous regions
Ability to form thixotropic gels